Senate Gets New Deputy Leader, Screens EFCC, NSIPA Chiefs

The Senate on Wednesday appointed Senator Oyelola Yisa Ashiru of the All Progressives Congress representing Kwara South as its new Deputy Leader of the Senate.

The Senate also appointed Senator Nwebonyi Onyeka as the new Deputy Chief Whip.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced the new appointments at plenary.

Ashiru, who was hitherto the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate was elevated to the position of deputy leader of the Senate which became vacant, following the appointment of Senator Dave Umahi as Minister of Works by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Senate also screened Mrs Halima Shehu, for appointment as the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Also screened in the Committee of the Whole of the Senate are Mr. Ola Olukoyede and Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda for appointment as chairman and Secretary respectively of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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